First Cohort of the B-Innovative Project Seminars in Krakow University of Technology

2012-11-PL-trainingThe first cohort of the B-Innovative project seminars took place in the centre of Krakow city, at the Cracow University of Technology campus. Whilst the seminars were hosted at a University facility, it was always intended that enrolment would be equally open to non students inviting attendance from the wider public. Among the participants were a myriad of groups including, budding entrepreneurs, unemployed persons and PhD students.

Essential quality of the seminars was provided by a carefully selected group of lecturers, experts in their own fields and from a range of sectors: businessmen, private company owners, representatives from the student incubator, psychologists and representatives from the Municipality of Krakow (the Businessmen Service Centre). Their lectures combined theoretical material with the practical aspects of managing a business, tailored to each topic accordingly. This approach was welcomed and enhanced by the active participation of attendees (several questions and encouraging discussions from the floor).

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Market Research Prize Gives University of Bedfordshire Students the Edge


UoB 250Students at the University of Bedfordshire who are involved in the B-innovative programme have been given the opportunity to win £1,000 of market research from Marketest, a quantitative market research company.

The Bedfordshire Edge Entrepreneurship Award is aimed specifically at students who may consider self-employment as a future career.  The award is part of the B-innovative programme run by the Knowledge Hub which is delivered by experienced business men and women and covers a range of topics including: company formation; intellectual property rights; defining markets; developing products and services, costing and pricing and raising investment.

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B-Innovative Activities of University of Bedfordshire

B-Innovative cohort 250The European Enterprise Education partnership led by the University of Bedfordshire, created a series of business start-up masterclasses called B-innovative.

The eight week programme was aimed at budding entrepreneurs in student, alumni and local communities. Key topics covered by the course included:

- entrepreneurship and enterprise
- business idea formation
- setting up a company
- defining the market
- developing products and services
- competitor analysis
- costing and pricing
- and raising investment

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Dissemination Activities of Regional Innovation Agency of South Great Plain


Dissemination Activities (until 31th December 2012)


RIASGPA 250SGP-RIA undertook public procurement with the subcontractors. SGP-RIA concluded an agreement with the College of Kecskemét in respect of delivering the four sets of seminars until the end of the project implementation. The subcontractor elaborated the teaching materials, which contains the country specific IPR module.  
SGP-RIA prepared the following documents in Hungarian (if necessary, an English version will also be available):

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First Series of Course Taken in Bratislava

2013-01-SK-trainingIn frame of first series of course taken in Bratislava, Slovakia 22 individuals attended the masterclass. The course was divided into three blocks. Launch event and first three seminars were held on Thursday 29 November 2012 with the beginning at 10:00 a.m. Next four seminars were held on Thursday 06 December 2012 with beginning at 11:00 a.m. Last seminar together with award ceremony was held on Thursday 10 January 2013 with beginning at 1:00 p.m. All seminars were for free and were held at Zochova 6-8, Bratislava, Slovakia. Major part of seminars were presented in Slovak language, but part of seminar Developing products was presented in English as we had hired Mr. Peter Frank from England (Product Innovation Ltd., London).

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